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USA: cement shipments in November rose by 8.2%

03 February 2017, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in November 2016 were about 7.9Mta, up by 8.2 per cent from sales in November 2015. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in November 2016 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Alabama, in descending order. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Ohio, and Illinois, in descending order) received 38 per cent of the November shipments. Sales for January through ...

USA: Portland and blended cement shipments in September fall 2.8%

16 December 2016, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the USA and Puerto Rico in September 2016 were about 8.8Mt, down by 2.8 per cent from sales in September 2015. The leading cement-producing states for Portland and blended cement in September 2016 were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida, and Michigan (in descending order} and these accounted for about 41 per cent of the national total. The leading cement-consuming states (Texas, California, Florida, Illinois, and Ohio, in descending orde...

Puerto Rico: Cemex agrees penalties for MSHA safety violations

11 July 2016, Published under Cement News

The US Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration announced that Cemex de Puerto Rico has agreed to pay US$291,722 in penalties and implement enhanced safety measures at its three MSHA-regulated facilities in Puerto Rico. The settlement resolves 119 citations and orders issued for safety violations at the company’s Ponce Cement plant and Cantera Canas mines. MSHA issued the citations and orders for a wide variety of violations, including obstructed and unsafe travel ways an...

US January shipments - preliminary data

17 March 2016, Published under Cement News

Preliminary data from the US Geological Survey shows that Portland and blended cement shipments in January 2016 amounted to 5.3Mt, including 540,000t of imports. This represents a fall of 1.6 per cent on January 2015 but is well above the five-year average of 4.6Mta for January shipments in the period 2011-15. The USGS also puts preliminary estimates of clinker production for January at 5.22Mt, down 3.4 per cent on January 2015 levels. Figures for all of 2015 have also been released. T...

US November shipments - preliminary data

21 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Preliminary data from the US Geological Survey shows that Portland and blended cement shipments in November 2015 reached 7.3Mt including 767,000t of imports. Shipments for the year to the end of November totalled 84.93Mt, the provisional data shows. Of the total, imports represented 8.93Mt. Clinker production in November was 6.76Mt and for the first 11 months of 2015 reached 69.62Mt, according to the preliminary figures.

US October shipments down 2.2% YoY

18 January 2016, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the US and Puerto Rico in October 2015 were about 9.3Mt, down by 2.2 per cent from the level in October 2014, data from the US Geological Survey (USGS) shows. Shipments for the year through October totalled 77.6Mt, up by 2.6 per cent for the same period in 2014. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in October were Texas, Missouri, California, Florida and Michigan, in descending order, and these states accounted for 41...

US October shipment update – preliminary data

14 December 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico amounted to 9.32Mt in October, according to preliminary data by the US Geological Survey (USGS). Of the total, imports accounted for 1.027Mt of shipments. Over the first 10 months of the year, shipments reached 77.49Mt, including 8.06Mt of imports. Clinker production in October is reported to be 6.88Mt, and for the year to date amounted to 62.82Mt.

US September shipments - preliminary data

17 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Portland and blended cement shipments in the US and Puerto Rico during September 2015 totalled 9.011Mt, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey. Of the total, domestic dispatches accounted for 8.027Mt and imports were 984,080t. Over the first nine months of 2015, shipments totalled 68.183Mt, comprising 61.25Mt of domestic shipments and 6.933Mt of imports. Clinker production was 6.67Mt in September and 55.94Mt over the nine-month period, according to the preliminary fi...

Puerto Rican cement sales down 14.4% YoY in Oct

11 November 2015, Published under Cement News

Cement sales in Puerto Rico fell to 1085m bags in October, representing a 14.4 per cent YoY fall, the largest in the past nine months. The reduction has been attributed to a contraction in housing construction and a lack of government resources invested in public works. Domestic cement production decreased 22.5 per cent to 872m of bags. In 2014, production fell 1.9 per cent following two years of increases.

US shipments eight-month shipments up 3.5%

30 October 2015, Published under Cement News

Total shipments of Portland and blended cement in the United States and Puerto Rico in the eight months through August 2015 totalled 59.1Mt, up by 3.5 per cent compared to the same period of last year, the latest data from the US Geological Survey shows. In August 2015 shipments reached about 9.1Mt, up from four per cent in the same month of last year. The leading producing states for Portland and blended cement in August were Texas, Missouri, California, Michigan and Florida, in descendin...